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Thomas Jones (d.1762)

Thomas Jones was a wealthy merchant of Cork in Ireland and one of the first Methodist converts in the city.

Jones frequently provided hospitality to visiting preachers and during the great anti-Methodist riots of 1749-50 was physically assaulted because of his outspoken support for the Methodists.

In 1752 Jones subscribed between three and four hundred pounds towards the erection of Henry Street Chapel in Limerick, the second Methodist chapel to be erected in Ireland.

Jones died during the great epidemic of the summer of 1762.

Source: C. F Crookshank, Methodism in Ireland (1885), volume 1, pp.51, 62. 65, 93, 161 and 208.

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